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Hogg ’16 to Join Aon

When she graduates this spring, Sarah Hogg ’16 will join Aon in Boston, a division of Aon plc, the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions, consulting and outsourcing.

A double major in economics and Asian studies, Hogg will join Aon as an account specialist on the Global Client Network team, through the company’s 12-month early career development program, known as Launch.

“I want to work at Aon because of all of the growth opportunities that are available,” says Hogg. “The culture of the company is one that encourages all of its employees to work hard to reach their full potential, and to continue to grow throughout their careers.”

While applying for the job, Hogg connected with John Willett ’86, executive vice president at Aon Risk solutions, through the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education and the HWS Career Network.

“John Willett was very instrumental in helping me prepare for the interview, as well as getting me in touch with a number of employees at Aon throughout the process,” says Hogg.

Throughout her time at HWS, Hogg has pursued her interests in many areas and notes that “being a double major allowed me to explore both my academic and personal goals, significantly contributing to my overall development.”

Between her coursework and preparation through the Salisbury Center, Hogg feels confident that she has the “necessary skills that I will use every day in my career. While Assistant Professor of Economics Christina Houseworth’s microeconomics class was the most challenging course that I took at HWS, it was also one of the most rewarding. It pushed me to work my hardest and taught me the importance of time management, problem solving and teamwork. On the other hand, my Chinese language courses with Professor of Asian Studies Chi-Chiang Huang increased my communication skills and led to my desire to work for a global company that would allow me to utilize my Mandarin skills.”

“Inevitably,” she says, “my experiences at HWS were what led me to this position at Aon.”